Take a romp through an alternate (sock monkey) reality!
Visitors of all ages will enjoy the show currently on display at Centre64 art gallery, “Mad, Mad Monkey World”. Conceived of by Kimberley artist Elaine Rudser, this installation of more than seventy unique sock monkeys will immerse you in a world of humanity-mocking simians. From the greats of history to current pop culture icons, these witty caricatures comment directly on stereotypes, archetypes and identity, along with the subtler ideas of art vs. craft, global sourcing and re-purposing of mass-market materials.
Rudser also provides a collection of original monkey paintings, photographs and action videos to create this humorous sock monkey world. Two videos will be showing during gallery hours, one about an adventurous snow-boarding monkey and the other a moody observation of loneliness and love in the sock monkey world.
The artist will present a brief talk about the origins, meaning and future plans for this monkey world on Sat., April 5 at 6pm. Following the talk a new monkey video, “It Happened at the Hotsy-Totsy Club”, will make its world premiere.